Raymond Davis memoir an embarrassing story of political, military cooperation: Imran Khan

Raymond Davis memoir an embarrassing story of political, military cooperation: Imran Khan

Islamabad (Web Desk): The Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has called on his fellow countrymen and women to read CIA operative Raymond Davis’ memoir, which released on June 27, 2017 and has stirred intense debate across Pakistan and worldwide.

Imran expressed his views on Twitter on Saturday where he said, “This book shd be read by Pakistanis to understand why we are treated with so little respect internationally.”

The PTI chief added, “The book is a shameful account of how our top pol & mly leadership collaborated to let a cold blooded killer, responsible for 4 deaths, go scot-free.”

It is pertinent to mention that the CIA operative who sparked a diplomatic row after gunning down two men on the streets of Lahore in January 2011Raymond Davis, has penned his side of the story for the first time in a memoir titled 'The Contractor: How I Landed in a Pakistani Prison and Ignited a Diplomatic Crisis'.

In his writings Davis said, John Kerry, Nawaz Sharif, Asif Zardari, former ISI chief Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha and Husain Haqqani helped in his release from the Kot Lakhpat Jail.

He notes in the book, apart from the ISI chief, several other officials of the intelligence agency were present in the court at the time of his release.

The violent episode escalated into a diplomatic crisis, making front-page headlines across the world and straining ties between Islamabad and Washington, as US policymakers pressed for diplomatic immunity for Davis and pushed for his immediate release.

According to an Amazon.com introduction, the book offers "an up-close and personal look at the 2011 incident in Lahore, Pakistan, that led to his imprisonment and the events that took place as diplomats on both sides of the bargaining table scrambled to get him out".